Accomack County, VA

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2022 Population
33,367
0.0629% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.3
0.425% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
5.98% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,694
4.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,500
7.64% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,408
0.622% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Accomack County, VA had a population of 33.4k people with a median age of 47.3 and a median household income of $52,694. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Accomack County, VA declined from 33,388 to 33,367, a −0.0629% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,601 to $52,694, a 4.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Accomack County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.35%), White (Hispanic) (3.14%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%).

None of the households in Accomack County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.7% of the residents in Accomack County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Accomack County, VA are Eastern Shore Community College (232052) (118 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Accomack County, VA was $184,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

Most people in Accomack County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Accomack County, VA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Accomack County, VA is home to a population of 33.4k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.42% of Accomack County, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.48k people).

In 2022, there were 2.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.8k people) in Accomack County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.45k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2022 Citizenship
93.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.7% of Accomack County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Accomack County, VA was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Accomack County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.8k ± 92
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.45k ± 188
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 288
9.24%
Hispanic Population
3.08k people

In 2022, there were 2.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.8k people) in Accomack County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.45k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.24% of the people in Accomack County, VA are hispanic (3.08k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Accomack County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.42%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.48k people
8.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.78k people

As of 2022, 7.42% of Accomack County, VA residents (2.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Accomack County, VA was 8.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,009 ± 224
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    417 ± 146
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    145 ± 84

Accomack County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Accomack County, VA employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Accomack County, VA are Manufacturing (2,741 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,656 people), and Retail Trade (1,584 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,288), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,035).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.4k
2022 Value
± 949
0.622%
1 Year growth
± 9.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Accomack County, VA grew at a rate of 0.622%, from 14.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Accomack County, VA, are Production Occupations (1,562 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,540 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,282 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Accomack County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.4k
2022 Value
± 949
0.622%
1 Year growth
± 9.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Accomack County, VA grew at a rate of 0.622%, from 14.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Accomack County, VA, are Manufacturing (2,741 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,656 people), and Retail Trade (1,584 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Accomack County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Accomack County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,161
Median earning men ± $3,936
$28,475
Median earning women ± $1,928

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,861), Information ($77,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,292).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($75,875), Public Administration ($51,827), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,060).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 198
    Retail Trade
  2. 161
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 154
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Accomack County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Accomack County, VA awarded 118 degrees. The student population of Accomack County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 275 male students and 383 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Accomack County, VA are White (48 and 40.7%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 28.8%), Hispanic or Latino (23 and 19.5%), and Two or More Races (5 and 4.24%).

The largest universities in Accomack County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Shore Community College (232052) (118 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Accomack County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (38 and 32.2%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (22 and 18.6%), and Welding Technology (13 and 11%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 658 students enrolled in Accomack County, VA, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 299 records, of which 59.5% were women and 40.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Accomack County, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Accomack County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
118 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Shore Community College (232052) with 118 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 45 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Accomack County, VA, which is 0.616 times less than the 73 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 48 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($180) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Accomack County, VA was $184,500 in 2022, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,400 to $184,500, a 7.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Accomack County, VA is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Accomack County, VA have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Accomack County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Accomack County, VA is $52,694. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Accomack County, VA was Census Tract 906 with a value of $68,582, followed by Census Tract 905 and Census Tract 903, with respective values of $58,333 and $53,897.

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Accomack County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.44%.

Property

$184,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,530
$9,530
Median Property Taxes
±$751

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Accomack County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.9% of the housing units in Accomack County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 906
  2. Census Tract 905
  3. Census Tract 903

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Accomack County, VA was Census Tract 906 with a value of $68,582, followed by Census Tract 905 and Census Tract 903, with respective values of $58,333 and $53,897.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Accomack County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,694
Median Household Income
± $5,883
14.3k
Number of Households
± 866

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.3k households in Accomack County, VA grew to $52,694 from the previous year's value of $50,601.

The following chart displays the households in Accomack County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Accomack County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.8%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.02%)

In 2022, 72.8% of workers in Accomack County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (6.02%).

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Accomack County, VA have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Accomack County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Accomack County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Accomack County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Accomack County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.44%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Accomack County, VA (5.24k out of 33k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Accomack County, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 24.1% of the children was living in poverty in Accomack County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 226 in Accomack County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 32.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.3% of the population of Accomack County, VA has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Accomack County, VA see 2308 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.42% decrease from the previous year (2493 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 848 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,308 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Accomack County, VA

Primary care physicians in Accomack County, VA see an average of 2,308 patients per year. This represents a 7.42% decrease from the previous year (2,493 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Accomack County, VA declined by 12.7% from 12.3% to 10.7%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 74.9 in Accomack County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40% in Accomack County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.1% in Accomack County, VA.

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